Common name: native raspberry, small-leaved bramble
Rubus parvifolius L. APNI*
Description: Scrambling shrub with stems to c. 1 m long; young stems finely pubescent to tomentose, ± glabrescent with age.
Leaves pinnate with mostly 3, sometimes 5 leaflets; leaflets ± ovate to ± rhombic, 1–4 cm long, 0.8–3.5 cm wide, margins toothed, upper surface ± glabrous and wrinkled, lower surface white-tomentose; petiole 1–2.5 cm long; lateral leaflets sessile, terminal petiolule 10–15 mm long.
Flowers in short terminal panicles or solitary in upper axils. Petals red or pink, shorter than the sepals.
Fruit almost globose, c. 10 mm diam., red.
Distribution and occurrence: widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
In southern districts the leaves are usually 5-foliolate. Hybridises with R. moluccanus.
Text by G.J. Harden & A.N. Rodd
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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